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Winter 2005



Les Parapluies de Vichy
A report on the 2005 Concours Européen de Lamas et Alpagas

Alpaca Shows
American Style! – Nick Harrington Smith reports on the American show circuit

Practical Action
Javier Coello Guevara describes the work of Practical Action to bring about improvements in living conditions in the southern Andean Highlands of Peru

Clyde Haldane Remembered
In the steadily widening world of alpaca breeding few individuals can have made as much impact as Clyde Haldane. Eric Hoffman remembers the man and his contribution to the development of the alpaca industry internationally

A Letter from France
Andrew Spillane’s Winter 2005 letter from France

The Genetics Journal (Part One)
Dr. Wayne C. Jarvis provides the elementary building blocks of genetics to alpaca breeders who have never been taught about genetics

Advertorial Feature: Fibregest
Feeding for functional fermentation – Simon Vowles of Gro-Well Feeds Limited explains alpaca digestion and diet

Camelid Cousins: Flock Guard
Paul Rose explains that if you put a llama in with your alpacas, he can add a very welcome deterrent effect from the risks of attack by dogs

Machos: The Father’s Lineage
Accoyo’s Caligula and Cconchatanca’s Hemingway, two exceptional herd sires, have both thrown their seed to the four winds of Peru, Australia, the United States and England, writes Mike Safley

Major Sire Influences in Australia
The October 2005 National Show conducted by the Australian Alpaca Association highlighted the influence of new sires, writes Matt Ridley

Beware Poison: Oak Leaf Poisoning
Cases of Oak Leaf Poisoning have emerged again this autumn with some costly consequences for alpaca keepers

Spinning the Shirley Simpson Way: Part 2: No Frills Yarn
A special article on spinning alpaca yarn, from Shirley Simpson


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